[erlang-questions] Erlang and Akka
Tue Aug 26 23:33:11 CEST 2014
Why am I reminded of Greenspun's tenth rule - particularly this common
"Every sufficiently complex application/language/tool will either have
to use Lisp or reinvent it the hard way."
*Where highly concurrent systems are concerned, substitute Erlang for Lisp.
Lee Sylvester wrote:
> My thoughts are simply that, where Erlang was designed from the ground
> up to cater, Akka has been built on top of a platform that has not.
> There is much that Erlang provides for free that just makes life
> easy. Akka may do this, too, but since it’s built on the JVM, you’re
> bound to run into some headaches.
> On 26 Aug 2014, at 20:34, Youngkin, Rich <richard.youngkin@REDACTED
> <mailto:richard.youngkin@REDACTED>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm working on an application written in Erlang. In recent months
>> there have been more and more questions questioning Erlang/OTP.
>> There is general recognition that many of the Erlang/OTP's features
>> (e.g., immutable state,supervision) are beneficial. The questions
>> mostly revolve around availability of Erlang expertise and supporting
>> libraries (e.g., Cassandra support just to name one whereas Akka has
>> the entire JVM ecosystem available to it). Akka has been proposed as
>> an alternative to Erlang.
>> Googling around for good comparisons between Erlang and Akka hasn't
>> turned up a lot of useful information, but there is some (e.g.,
>> I'd be interested if anyone in this community has any advice and/or
>> opinions regarding Erlang vs. Akka. Anyone?
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